Public Notices August 26, 2020

TODD COUNTY

PLANNING COMMISSION

215 First Ave. South, Suite 103 

Long Prairie, 

Minnesota  56347

Phone 320-732-4420

Fax 320-732-4803

Email toddplan.zone@co.todd.mn.us

 

PUBLIC NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that the Todd County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. in the commissioners meeting room, Historic Courthouse, 215 First Ave. South, Long Prairie, MN or via phone conference call to consider the following applications.

Please email or phone your wish to be included as the meeting is not allowed open to the public. Phone 320-732-4420 or Email toddplan.zone@co.todd.mn.us

Agenda

•Call to Order.

•Introduction of Planning Commission Members.

•Approval of the August 2020 Planning Commission meeting minutes.

1. Gary and Renae Illies: 9.57 Acres in Section 22, Township 127, Range 34 in Kandota Township

Site Address: 20547 Akron Trail. PID: 14-0024700

1) Request to plat existing 9.57 Acre parcel zoned as Shoreland-RD into one Riparian and one Non-Riparian lot.

2. Jeffery Kobliska: 20.07 Acres in Section 11, Township 133, Range 33 in Staples Township

Site Address: 26XXX 490th St. PID: 22-0010000

1) Request to plat existing approximately 20 Acre parcel zoned as Commercial into two approximately 10 Acre parcels.

 

Adjournment

Next meeting: 

October 1, 2020

All persons interested are invited to attend said hearing and be heard on these matters. If unable to attend, all correspondence must include name, mailing address and be received 48 hours before the date and time of the hearing.

 

Todd County Planning Commission

Michael Wiener, 

Chairperson

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NOTICE OF 

STATE GENERAL ELECTION MAIL BALLOT PROCEDURES

TO THE VOTERS OF SWANVILLE CITY IN TODD COUNTY, MINNESOTA

 

1. This notice is given to all residents of mail ballot precincts in the State of Minnesota.

2. On November 3, 2020, the State of Minnesota is holding a State General Election.

3. Eligible voters not pre-registered by October 13, 2020, or pre-registered voters wishing to receive their ballot at a temporary address may contact the Todd County Auditor-Treasurer’s Office by phone, mail or in person for an absentee ballot application.

4. A voter who is not registered to vote in the district on the 21st day before the election may submit, by mail or in person, an application for absentee ballot to the County Auditor of Todd County and receive voter registration forms and an absentee ballot for the election.

5. The County Auditor of Todd County - no earlier than forty-six (46) days and no later than fourteen (14) days before the date of the election - will mail the ballots. The ballot will be addressed to the voter at the voter’s residence as shown on the registration file unless the voter requests, in writing, an absentee ballot that will be mailed to the voter at a different address.

6. The voted official ballot may be returned by mail (a postage prepaid return envelope is included when the ballots are mailed), or may be delivered in person, or delivered by designated agent to: Todd County Auditor-Treasurer, 215 1st Avenue S, Suite 201, Long Prairie, MN  56347. The voter must complete the mail voter’s certificate on the return envelope. The voter may bring his/her blank ballot and envelopes to the Auditor’s Office to have a staff member assist in completion of the mail ballot packet.

7. In addition to the normal business hours, extended hours for absentee and mail ballot voting are: Saturday, October 31, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; Monday November 2, 2020, 8:00  a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

8. The polling place for this election will be at the Todd County Auditor-Treasurer’s Office, 215 1st Ave. S, Suite 201, Long Prairie, MN  56347. The polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. At least one assistive voting device will be available at the polling place; allowing for persons with disabilities to vote privately and independently.

9. All mail ballots will be counted at the Todd County Main Street Government Center at 347 Central Avenue, Long Prairie, MN  56347 after 8:00 p.m. on November 3, 2020.

Additional information is available by contacting the Todd County Auditor-Treasurer’s Office by phone, 320-732-4414, by e-mail, elections@co.todd.mn.us, or in person.

 

Dated this 21st day of 

August, 2020.

 

Denise Gaida, Todd County Auditor-Treasurer

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NOTICE

LEADER COMMUNITY HALL BOARD MEETING

 

The Leader Community Hall Board will meet on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at the Leader Hall.

 

Mark Strom, Secretary

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Minutes of the 

Meeting of the 

Todd County Board of Commissioners 

July 7, 2020

 

Call to Order

The Todd County Board of Commissioners met in the Commissioner’s Board Room in the City of Long Prairie, MN on the 7th day of July, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Kircher. The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance. All Commissioners were present.

Approval of Agenda

On motion by Becker and seconded by Neumann, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To approve the agenda as presented with the removal of item 13.1 Performance Evaluation and the shift of item 4.2 Hiring of Deputy Recorder to a regular item instead of part of the Consent Agenda.

Consent Agenda

On motion by Erickson and seconded by Becker, the following motions were introduced and adopted by unanimous vote:

To approve the Todd County Board of Commissioner’s Meeting Minutes for June 16, 2020 as presented.

To approve the resignation of Nathan Hibbs effective July 1, 2020.

On motion by Becker and seconded by Neumann, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To approve the hiring of Tracy Sellnow to fill the vacant Deputy Recorder position at pay Grade 6, Step 1 with a start date of 7/8/2020.

Auditor-Treasurer

On motion by Erickson and seconded by Kneisl, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous Roll Call vote: To approve the June 2020 Auditor Warrants number (ACH) 900847 through 900879 in the amount of $489,884.94, (Manual) 551 through 557 in the amount of $124,406.59 and (Regular) 235541 through 235570 in the amount of $1,945,740.75 for a total of $2,560,032.28.

On motion by Neumann and seconded by Becker, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous Roll Call vote: To approve the Commissioner Warrants number (ACH) 400694 through 400712 in the amount of $25,731.47 and (Regular) 53641 through 53707 in the amount of $154,448.86 for a total of $180,180.33.

On motion by Becker and seconded by Kneisl, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous Roll Call vote: To approve the Health & Human Services Commissioner Warrants number (ACH) 800808 through 800816 and (Regular) 706842 through 706871 for a total amount of $37,175.84.

On motion by Erickson and seconded by Neumann, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous Roll Call vote: To approve the Health & Human Services SSIS Warrants number (ACH) 600217 through 600221 and (Regular) 515887 through 515895 for a total amount of $37,730.17.

On motion by Neumann and seconded by Becker, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To approve the Assistive Voting Device (OmniBallot) purchase with SeaChange for $167,880 for and on behalf of the Municipal Agreements received from the Cities and Townships within Todd County.

On motion by Becker and seconded by Erickson, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To approve the confirmation of the County’s intent to provide an annual contribution to the Initiative Foundation by allocating $7,500 for this named purpose within the 2021 County Budget.

Chairperson Kircher directed the Sauk River Watershed Manager Responsibilities agenda topic to a future Worksession for further discussion.

The County Board conducted an interview with applicant Paul Hartmann seeking appointment to the Sauk River Watershed Board of Managers.

On motion by Neumann and seconded by Becker, the following motion was introduced and adopted by majority vote with Commissioner Becker, Erickson, Kneisl and Neumann for and Commissioner Kircher against: To appoint Paul Hartmann to the Sauk River Watershed District Board of Managers for a three year term beginning July 7, 2020.

Public Works

On motion by Kneisl and seconded by Erickson, the following resolution was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: 

Final Payment 

Authorization – 2020 Pavement Marking Maintenance 

Contract

WHEREAS, the contract with Traffic Marking Service, Inc. for the 2020 Pavement Marking Maintenance Contract known as CP 77-20-03 located on various routes in Todd County, has in all things been completed, and;

WHEREAS, construction work on this contract was scheduled and completed in 2020 with the value of the total work certified being $41,557.20, and;

WHEREAS, partial payments amounting to $39,479.34 have been previously been made to the contractor as work progressed, and;

WHEREAS, it has been determined that $2,077.86 still remains to be paid to Traffic Marking Service, Inc.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Commissioners does here accept said completed project for and in behalf of the County of Todd and authorize final payment as specified.

On motion by Becker and seconded by Neumann, the following resolution was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote:

FINAL PAYMENT 

AUTHORIZATION – 

2020 DUST CONTROL CONSTRUCTION 

CONTRACT

WHEREAS, the contract with Knife River Corporation for a 2020 Dust Control Construction Contract known as CP 77-20-08 located on various county roads in Todd County in all things been completed, and;

WHEREAS, construction work on this contract was scheduled and completed in 2020 with the value of the total work certified being $121,859.49, and;

WHEREAS, partial payments amounting to $37,778.55 have been previously been made to the contractor as work progressed, and;

WHEREAS, it has been determined that $84,080.94 still remains to be paid to Knife River Corporation.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Commissioners does here accept said completed project for and in behalf of the County of Todd and authorizes final payment as specified.

On motion by Becker and seconded by Erickson, the following resolution was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote:

FINAL PAYMENT 

AUTHORIZATION – 

2019 BRIDGE 

CONSTRUCTION 

CONTRACT

WHEREAS, the contract with Redstone Construction for a 2019 Bridge Construction Contract known as SAP 077-626-008 located on County State Aid Highway #26 over the Long Prairie River in Moran Township in all things been completed, and;

WHEREAS, construction work on this contract was finally completed in 2020 with the value of the total work certified being $1,169,717.46, and;

WHEREAS, partial payments amounting to $1,025,856.92 have been previously been made to the contractor as work progressed, and;

WHEREAS, it has been determined that $143,860.45 still remains to be paid to Redstone Construction.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Commissioners does here accept said completed project for and in behalf of the County of Todd and authorizes final payment as specified.

Facilities Department

On motion by Neumann and seconded by Erickson, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To approve the budgeted request to add a Maintenance Tech position and begin recruiting for the position.

County Sheriff

On motion by Kneisl and seconded by Neumann, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To approve the 2020 Federal Boating Grant in the amount of $7,501.

Solid Waste

On motion by Kneisl and seconded by Neumann, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To authorize submittal of the Solid Waste Management Plan as presented herein.

On motion by Kneisl and seconded by Erickson, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To approve the purchase of a hook truck from Northland Truck Sales with trade-in of the Yard truck which is a ‘86 Ford 9000 T.

Planning & Zoning

On motion by Erickson and seconded by Kneisl, the following resolution was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: 

Final Plat Approval – “Kociemba Point” Subdivision

WHEREAS, Applicant and owner Bruce and Deborah Kociemba applied to subdivide a property that is described as Part of Government Lots 1 and 3 of Section 26 in Grey Eagle Township with the plat to be known as Kociemba Point. ,

WHEREAS, Kociemba Point consists of two residential lots, Block One Lot 1 consisting of 55,647± square feet, Block One Lot 2 145,502± square feet, located in the Recreational Development Shoreland zoning of Big Birch Lake in Grey Eagle Township,

WHEREAS, On April 2, 2020 the Todd County Planning Commission recommended the following property be considered for Subdivision pursuant to Todd County Subdivision Regulation and Ordinance: 

SECT-26 TWP-127 RANG-33 BEG AT SW COR OF LOT 1 OF SHADY REST, THENCE W ALONG N LINE OF GOVT LOT 3, 239.47 FT, S 433.55 FT, E 50.0 FT, N 97.55 FT, E 62.5 FT, S TO LAKESHORE OF LITTLE BIRCH LAKE, NE’RLY & N’RLY ALONG LAKESHORE TO N LINE OF GOVT LOT 3, W APPROX 120 FT  TO BEG  4.52 ACRES

WHEREAS, On June 16, 2020 the Todd County Board of Commissioners considered the Preliminary Plat for the above described property and approved the Kociemba Point preliminary plat with three conditions:

1. The remaining two parcels must never be split

2. Minimum of 50 percent (%) leaf on screening toward the lake for the new parcel - Block 1 Lot 1 Kociemba Point

3. Permanent recorded easement across Lot 1 of the proposed Preliminary Plat for access to Lot 2. 

WHEREAS, the Planning & Zoning Department has completed the necessary final plat review and find that all items required for final plat approval have been completed. 

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the final plat of “Kociemba Point” subdivision be approved as presented.

Health & Human Services

Jackie Och, HHS Director presented an update on the COVID-19 Situation for discussion.

Administration

On motion by Neumann and seconded by Becker, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To approve the CPT Joint Powers Agreement.

On motion by Becker and seconded by Neumann, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To approve the Rainbow Rider Joint Powers Agreement.

On motion by Erickson and seconded by Kneisl, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To Implement Phase 3 of Reopening which would include the following: a. Open Health and Human Services on July 13, 2020 b. Open Mainstreet Government Center on July 13, 2020  c. Continue high volume service by appointment only, such as drivers license d. Continue providing all other services online, by phone, email and drop box and by appointment only e. Continue public meetings virtually and with limited in person capacity of 10.

Closed Session

On motion by Kneisl and seconded by Becker, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To enter into closed session pursuant to MN Statute §13D.03 at 9:59 a.m.

Chairperson Kircher reopened the meeting at 10:32 a.m. A discussion of Negotiation Strategy was held during the closed session.

Recess

No standing reports were given. Chairperson Kircher recessed the meeting until July 21, 2020.

 

AUDITOR WARRANTS

Vendor Name $ Amount

1 PAYMENT LESS 

   THAN $2,000 $305.81 

MN DEPT OF REVENUE 75,505.93 

1 PAYMENT LESS 

   THAN $2,000 448.79 

1 PAYMENT LESS 

   THAN $2,000 1,294.03 

1 PAYMENT LESS 

   THAN $2,000 1,805.59 

1 PAYMENT LESS 

   THAN $2,000 20.54 

MN DEPT OF REVENUE 39,752.70 

1 PAYMENT LESS 

   THAN $2,000 823.20 

MN DEPT OF REVENUE 4,450.00 

ANDERSON BROTHERS 348,359.19 

BIG SWAN LAKE 

   IMPROVEMENT ASSOC 4,711.20 

DAKOTA WHOLESALE 

   TIRE 5,368.00 

GALLAGHER BENEFIT 

   SERVICES INC 2,000.00 

HEALTH PARTNERS 

   DENTAL 4,810.13 

KNIFE RIVER CORP 37,778.55 

LONG PRAIRIE 

   SANITATION INC 6,925.50 

MID-MINN EXCAVATION 10,000.00 

Prairie Lakes Muni. 

   Solid Waste Auth 82,637.00 

TODD CO AG. SOC. 10,697.56 

TODD CO AUD-TREAS 5,160.78 

TODD SOIL & WATER 

   CONS DIST 2,866.71 

TRAFFIC MARKING 

   SERVICE INC 303,997.43 

VERIZON 4,315.83 

21 PAYMENT LESS 

   THAN $2,000 8,298.64 

CENTRAL 

   SPECIALTIES INC 59,665.41 

LONG PRAIRIE 

   SANITATION INC 4,645.68 

MORRISON COUNTY 41,318.10 

PETERS LAW OFFICE, P.A. 3,320.00 

TODD TRAILS ASSOC 6,621.17 

TRAFFIC MARKING 

   SERVICE INC 39,479.34 

WATERGUARDS, LLC 23,097.60 

19 PAYMENTS LESS 

   THAN $2,000 8,721.17 

CELLEBRITE USA CORP 3,700.00 

COUNTIES PROVIDING 

   TECHNOLOGY 5,085.00 

EBSO INC 229,475.01 

FLEET SERVICES/

   WEX BANK 3,591.09 

GRANITE 

   ELECTRONICS INC 2,227.06 

MINNESOTA POWER 

   & LIGHT 11,441.11 

MN DEPT OF FINANCE 5,620.50 

PHEASANTS FOREVER 9,049.00 

SHI CORP 2,184.00 

SHIRLEY’S GAS & 

   GROCERIES 2,530.82 

US POSTAL SERVICE 7,048.91 

VOYANT 

   COMMUNICATIONS, LLC 3,900.70 

47 PAYMENTS LESS 

   THAN $2,000 19,535.65 

2 PAYMENTS LESS 

   THAN $2,000 250.90 

ANOKA CO GOV’T 

   CENTER 14,994.25 

METRO SALES INC 2,482.07 

MOTLEY CEMETERY 65,862.00 

REGENTS OF THE 

   UNIV OF MN 33,249.74 

SELLNOW LAW OFFICE PA 3,846.25 

US BANK 34,515.00 

US POSTAL SERVICE 15,752.10 

40 PAYMENTS LESS 

   THAN $2,000 6,929.98 

ANDERSON BROTHERS 853,444.94 

DOHERTY STAFFING 

   SOLUTIONS 7,790.20 

EARL DIDIER 

   EXCAVATING 11,685.00 

GOVERNMENT 

   MANAGEMENT GROUP 5,000.00 

HEALTH PARTNERS 

   DENTAL 5,034.59 

J & J DIRT WORKS 9,500.00 

JOHNSON/MARVIN 5,745.00 

LATIMER LAKE 

   ASSOCIATION 3,621.00 

MARCYES EXC. INC 3,565.00 

TODD CO AUD-TREAS 5,160.78 

UHLENKAMP/LINDA 8,704.00 

21 PAYMENT LESS 

   THAN $2,000 8,309.05 

Total $2,560,032.28 

 

commissioner WARRANTS

Vendor Name $ Amount

AMHERST H WILDER 

   FOUNDATION 2,350.00 

EARTHSTONE 

   STAINING, LLC 3,800.00 

HERZOG ROOFING INC 40,640.00 

M-R SIGN COMPANY INC 3,430.39 

MORRISON CO PUBLIC 

   HEALTH SERV 2,250.55 

NUSS TRUCK & EQUIP 16,149.81 

RINGDAHL 

   ARCHITECTS INC 3,120.00 

RTVISION INC 4,000.00 

STAPLES WORLD 3,761.36 

TODD COUNTY MIS DEPT 65,805.00 

WATCHGUARD VIDEO 7,790.00 

75 PAYMENTS LESS 

   THAN $2,000 27,083.22 

Total $180,180.33 

 

HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES WARRANTS

Vendor Name $ Amount

DHS - SWIFT $27,653.52

PERISH/ALAN 2,410.55

37 PAYMENTS LESS 

 THAN $2,000 7,111.77

 

Vendor Name $ Amount

DHS - MSOP - MN SEX 

   OFFENDER PROGRAM 6,091.50

DHS- ST PETER RTC- 472 9,982.00

WEST CENTRAL REG. 

   JUVENILE CTR 12,039.00

PAYMENTS LESS 

   THAN $2,000 9,617.67

Total $37,730.17

 

On a motion by Neumann and seconded by Erickson, the preceding minutes of the County Board meeting held July 7 2020 were duly approved by unanimous vote at the Todd County Board of Commissioners at the Regular Board Meeting held on July 21, 2020.

 

Witness my hand and seal:

 

David Kircher,

County Board Chairperson

 

Denise Gaida, Todd County

Auditor-Treasurer

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MINUTES

REGULAR BOARD MEETING FRESHWATER ED. DISTRICT #6004 7/22/20

Wadena, MN

 

CALLED TO ORDER at 5:14 p.m. by Hillmer, Chair.

Board Present: J. Hillmer- Browerville, R. VanDenheuvel- BH, R. Thalmann- Henning, B. Lund- SM, C. Funk- Sebeka, C. Wolf- LPGE, S. Veronen- Verndale. Board Members Absent: V. Hinojos- WDC and K. Howard- Menahga. Others: Supt.L Westrum-  WDC, Supt. D Fjeldheim- Sebeka. Admin: E. Weber, L. Murdock, J. Anderson, S. Thiel.

AGENDA

MOTION BY Thalmann and seconded by Veronen to approve the agenda as modified. Vote-U/C. 

APPROVAL OF PAST BOARD MINUTES

MOTION BY VanDenheuvel and seconded by Lund to approve the 4.22.20 minutes as presented. Vote-U/C

OLD BUSINESS-

MOTION BY Funk and seconded by VanDenheuvel to accept the RFP response from Stellher Human Svcs. for Mental Health Svc. in the Academies. Vote-U/C

NEWS BUSINESS-

MOTION BY Wolf and seconded by Lund to approve the 4.16.20 - 7.10.20 voucher claims as presented. Vote- U/C

The following Resolution is hereby MOVED BY Funk, seconded by Thalmann: 

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the School Board of FED, #6004, gratefully accepts the following donations as identified: MN National Bank of Long Prairie, MN - $175 for Reading for the Future; Family of L. Enberg - $15,000 for L. Enberg Scholarship and FEF - $2,427.26 for the Academies. Vote: U/C

MOTION BY VanDenheuvel and seconded by Wolf to approve the Level IV 20/21 Student Handbook as presented. Vote-U/C

MOTION BY Funk and seconded by Veronen to approve the ALC 20/21 Student Handbook as presented. Vote-U/C 

MOTION BY Veronen and seconded by Thalmann to approve the transferring of $200,000 to the Facility Reserve Acct. Vote- U/C

MOTION BY Funk and seconded by Lund to approve the transferring of $50,000 to the OPEB Acct. Vote-U/C

MOTION BY Thalmann and seconded by Wolf to approve the agreement between FED & E-rate and Educational Services, LCC. Vote- U/C

MOTION BY VanDenheuvel and seconded by Funk to approve the Central MN-North AE/GED Facility Lease Agrmt. with MState of Wadena. Vote- U/C

MOTION BY Lund and seconded by VanDenheuvel to approve Bd Chair, Hillmer as a Bd Rep. on the Re-Opening Advisory Team. Vote- U/C

DEPARTMENT REPORTS-

The following updates were presented: Tentative plans of reopening in the fall; ALC and TS decrease in enrollment last spring; Researching all options of expansion for the WALC site due to space issues; Need for a mental health staff for the SALC; Five, TS & CR operated this past summer; State Telecom reimbursement; Actual cost of 18.19 SY Fiber Lease; FEF Revenue; FED’s Financial Status; Technology Audit conducted by Sourcewell Technology; BHH & Norson 11- Mth Warranty Walk-Thru; Ex. Director’s Goals; COVID-19 Advisory Team; 8.4.20 Principal Advisory Mtg. 

PERSONNEL CONSENT AGENDA

MOTION BY Veronen and seconded by Funk to approve the items as follows: ALC: Increase in hrs. M. Kyllonen; SPED: Hiring of  K. Ervasti, J. McFedreis, M. Becker, V. Waldahl; Resignation of G. Studelska, Amanda Poplin, J. Beck; Voluntary Reduction of M. Grondahl: Reduction of Position: C. Westerberg, D. Sworski, Increase in hrs. for J. Tyrrell; Decrease in hrs. for K. Salo; ECFE/SR: Hiring of J. Malvig; Increase in hrs. L. Wick, T. Rickbeil, E. Finke, V. Wood, M. Schmidt. Vote- U/C

ADJOURNEMENT

MOTION BY Funk and seconded byVanDenheuval to adjourn the meeting at 5:46 p.m.

 

Pre-approved Publication Summary

Respectifully submitted:

Rod Thalman, Clerk

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